13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
bus:  11​h 30​min
3
Denizli
— 1 night
4
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru


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few
hours
Istanbul

Istanbul
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip app .

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. You'll set off for Goreme on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
You've now added Red Red Wine House to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Zelve Open Air Museum and Guray Museum. Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme and Özkonak Underground City will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, admire the verdant scenery at Camel Rock, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Goreme to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denizli.

Things to do in Goreme

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nevsehir, Avanos, Kocabag Winery
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Love Valley ©
Love Valley
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

1
night
Denizli

Denizli ©
Denizli is an industrial city in the southwestern part of Turkey and the eastern end of the alluvial valley formed by the river Büyük Menderes, where the plain reaches an elevation of about 350m. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi. On the next day, stop by Babadaglilar Ishani.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Denizli trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Goreme to Denizli in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Denizli, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Denizli

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trip

Pamukkale
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

2
nights
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ancient City of Ephesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Selcuk day trip planning website .

You can drive from Denizli to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Denizli in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Selcuk, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

4
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Visit Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Ulu Cami and Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. Change things up with a short trip to Green Tomb in Bursa (about 1h 40 min away). See some other sides of Istanbul: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zeynep Sultan Camii, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Selcuk in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bursa
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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